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Friday, February 27, 2009


After a few of the usual Sunday evening hymns, the church's pastor slowly stood up, walked over to the pulpit, and, before he gave his sermon for the evening, he briefly introduced a guest pastor, who was in the congregation that evening.

In the introduction, the younger pastor told them all, that the guest pastor was one of his dearest child hood friends and that he had asked him to say a few words in greeting, and "share" whatever he felt would be "apropriate" for the service.

With that, an elderly man stepped up to the pulpit to speak.....

He began......." A father, his son, and a friend of his son, were sailing off the pacific coast.

A terrible storm came....so quick, that they had no chance of getting back to shore. The waves were so high, that, even though the father was an experienced sailor, he could not keep the boat upright....and the three of them were swept into the ocean, as the boat capsized."

The old man hesitated for a moment, looking down from the pulpit, he made eye contact with a couple of teenagers, sitting there, and who were, for the first time since the service began, looking somewhat interested in his story.

The old pastor continued, " Grabbing a rescue line the father had to make the most excruciating decision of his life.....To which boy would he throw the other end of the life line?

He knew he had only seconds to decide....... he also "knew" that his son loved the Lord with all his heart.....and he also knew the other boy was not a Christian.

The agony of his decision could not be matched with the torrent of waves.......as the father yelled out...."I love you son...." he threw the life line to the other boy.

Bt the time they got back to the capsized boat, his son had disappeared beneath the raging water into the black of night......his body was never recovered."

By this time, the two teenagers were sitting on the edge of their seats,waiting anxiously for the next words the older pastor would say.

"The father...." the old pastor continued, "Knew, that his son would step into eternity to be with Jesus, and he could not bear the thought of his son's friend stepping into an eternity without Jesus, therefore he sacrificed his son, to save the son's friend.

How great is the love of God, that He should do the same for us...

Our heavenly Father sacrificed His only begotten Son, so that we could be saved.

I urge you.....to accept His offer to rescue you! Take hold of the life line He is throwing out to you... right now!"

With that....the old man turned and walked back to his chair.

As silence filled the room, the young pastor again walked slowly to the pulpit, delivered a brief sermon with an invitation at the end.

No one responded!

The service ended and immediately the two teenagers were at the old man's side.

"That was a nice story..." one of them politely said, "But I don't think it was very realistic... I don't believe a father would give up his son's life in the hope that the other boy would become a Christian...."

"Well, you've got a point there..." the older man replied, glancing down at his old worn Bible.

A big smile broadened his face. He once again looked at the boys and said, " It sure isn't very realistic, is it? But I'm standing here today, to tell you that, that story gives me a glimpse of what it must have been like for GOD to give up His son for me, you see.......I was that father

your pastor was the friend!

God Bless you all...


Monday, February 23, 2009

An important lesson.

Years ago, when I was a teenager, I had a dear friend who was determined to go into nursing. In those days they had to actually "live in" in a nurses home and could only go home now and then.

Here she learned this very important lesson! She explains:

" During the second month of my training, we actually trained in the hospital, our sister in charge gave us a quiz.

I was a conscientious student and breezed through the questions, until I came to the last one.

This one read..." What is the first name of the woman who cleans the nurses home where you stay?"

This had to be a joke. I had seen her several times, but....know her name???

I handed in my paper, leaving the last question a blank.

One of the students asked if the last question would count towards the quiz grade?

"Oh, yes," answered the sister in charge. "In your career, you will meet many people...

ALL are significant! They all deserve your attention and care, even if you just smile and say 'hello'"

I have never forgotten that lesson.

I also learned that the cleaning lady's name is Dorothy!


Trying to teach our young ones to say the Lord's Prayer is no easy task...here are some efforts from "the young'uns"

For several evenings a friend of mine had been teaching her little girl Caitlin, The Lord's prayer.

She would repeat after her mum, the lines she'd learned, so, finally Caitlin decided she should go solo.
Her mum listened, full of pride, as Caitlin pronounced each word with care, right up to the end of the prayer.... "Lead us not into temptation...." she prayed, "But deliver us some Email...."


three year old in church prayed, praying the Lord's prayer...." Our Father, who does art in heaven.....Harold is his name...."

and one four year old prayed...." And forgive us our trash basket, as we forgive those who put trash in our basket..."


At Sunday school, the class was asked, "What was Jesus' mother's name?"

One little one answered..."Mary"
The teacher then asked...."And...who knows what Jesus' father's name was?"

Another little one said..."Verge"

Confused now, the teacher asked, "Where did you hear that?"

The answer came, "Well, you know.....they are always talking about "Verge'n Mary!"

God Bless....Yaddy

Saturday, February 21, 2009

From Generation to Generation

“Every generation since Jesus died on the cross has been sure of Christ’s return during their lifetime.” It may very well be true that each generation anticipated Jesus’ return, and well so. However, anticipation and hope alone aren’t what will facilitate Jesus’ soon return to earth. According to the prophetic scriptures, Jesus would only return after certain events.

In centuries past, those who diligently studied Scriptures should have understood that the signs (the events) which were to precede Christ’s return weren’t in place yet. It would have been a mistake to anticipate Jesus’ return during any other generation than this, our current generation.

Past generations of Christians may have believed their own generation to be the one in which Jesus was to return, but by so doing they had to twist Scripture. The signs that the prophets of the Old Testament spoke of and the signs Jesus Christ spoke of, as well as many of the writers of the New Testament, pointed to His Second Advent as being fulfilled at a much later date than when they wrote those prophecies.

But thou, O Daniel, shut up the words, and seal the book, even to the time of the end:” Daniel 12:4. Basically the book was sealed until the time of the end. This generation is seeing those signs come to pass. The knowledge to understand the prophecies has been delivered to the faithful by way of God’s Holy Spirit.

Until 1948 most Bible teachers were searching for alternative interpretations of the scriptures that contained the signs of the last days. Why? Because many saw no possibility of Israel ever being a nation re-established and living in the land God promised them. During WWII, when so many Jews were slaughtered during the Holocaust, besides being a horrible tragedy and a very significant blight on the humanity of mankind, it must have been terribly disappointing for prophecy buffs of the time. Six million Jews had just been horribly eliminated from the face of this earth so how could God’s chosen people ever be expected to become a nation once again?

Today we can look at Scriptures which foretold of Israel being back in their God–given land and see that prophecy was fulfilled exactly as God said. Israel is a well-established nation - powerful, self-governed, with an entrenched foothold in the land God gave them. But for those Christian denominations who hold to the erroneous doctrine of replacement theology, this absolutely proven prophecy is looked upon as a non-event. That’s just blindness.

“For I will take you from among the heathen, and gather you out of all countries, and will bring you into your own land.” Ezekiel 36:24.

“Thus saith the Lord GOD; Behold, I will take the children of Israel from among the heathen, whither they be gone, and will gather them on every side, and bring them into their own land,” Ezekiel 37:21.

“And it shall come to pass in that day, that the Lord shall set his hand again the second time to recover the remnant of his people, which shall be left, from Assyria, and from Egypt, and from Pathros, and from Cush, and from Elam, and from Shinar, and from Hamath, and from the islands of the sea.” Isaiah 11:11. This verse tells us there will be a re-gathering and return of the Jews back to the covenant land God established specifically for the Jewish people. Clearly God’s end time plans were predicated on Israel returning to their promised land.

Those individuals in past generations who diligently studied their Bibles knew beyond the shadow of a doubt that until Israel was an established nation once again and dwelling in the land God promised them there could be no Second Advent. The Bible is clear as to the signs we are to look for and yet many refuse to seek a clear understanding. Jesus is our sign giver. The Old Testament prophets, through the inspiration of God, wrote down earth’s future history and God preserved those words for all the future generations.

Along with Isaiah, Ezekiel, and Jeremiah, we have all the Minor Prophets who, even though they are referred to as minor, contributed major prophetic insight into the last day’s events. “And I will bring again the captivity of my people of Israel, and they shall build the waste cities, and inhabit them; and they shall plant vineyards, and drink the wine thereof; they shall also make gardens, and eat the fruit of them. And I will plant them upon their land, and they shall no more be pulled up out of their land which I have given them, saith the LORD thy God.” Amos 9:14-15. This is just one of the numerous end time prophecies that are recorded in the books of the so called Minor Prophets. Actually minor only means shorter in length, not subordinate at all in regards to importance.

Prophecy has been placed in the Bible by God to bring us to a deeper understanding of just what the future history of the world holds. Not only do we discern that God’s word is true, but from prophecy, both fulfilled and not yet fulfilled, we recognize the End Times are yet to come. Yes, we are living in the End Times and have been since Jesus died on that cross, but our current generation is the generation that is living in the very last days of the End Times.

Even though we can’t help being concerned about Israel and the fact that they are surrounded by their enemies – enemies bent on their total destruction – God has promised Israel that they will never again be pulled out of their land. God’s mighty hand is covering Israel and that’s a fact we witness every day. Their enemies will never be successful in their attempts to wipe Israel off the map.

It should come as no surprise that even though the Hamas terrorists lob rocket after rocket into Israel, year in and year out, the destruction of property and the taking of innocent Israelis lives is quite minimal. The taking of an innocent life is tragic under any circumstance, but the very fact that Hamas has launched literally thousands of rockets into the land where God’s people dwell with hardly any effect should give all people pause. We must come to the conclusion that God’s people are divinely protected and established where God wants them.

The Old Testament contains many prophecies which foretold of Jesus’ first advent. They were recorded many, many years before His birth. These prophecies were missed by the Scribes and Pharisees. For instance in the Book of Genesis we were given the first words concerning the Coming of Christ. Speaking to the serpent, God said, “And I will put enmity between thee and the woman, and between thy seed and her seed; it shall bruise thy head, and thou shall bruise His heel.” Genesis 3:15. Note that the Coming One was to be of the woman’s seed, which described the miraculous virgin birth of our Lord. This was written down thousands of years before He was born.

In order to deny the undeniable prophecies recorded in scripture, we must allegorize at least one third of the Bible. On the other hand, if we take the Bible seriously and allow the word of God to speak to us, we can come to an informed and correct conclusion of what will transpire as we move ever closer to Christ’s return and before that, the snatching away of His Church.

We Christians have, for the most part, no problem believing in the virgin birth or the fact that Jesus was born in Bethlehem, which was all foretold of in the Old Testament. However, when it comes down to understanding prophecy that is directly pointing to the end of days here on earth and Jesus’ Second Advent, that’s just too weak, too hard to grasp. "It's all allegories. Those scriptures have nothing to do with our future." Here’s a news flash for those who think that way: God authenticates His word by giving us history lessons in advance. Fulfilled prophecy is obvious and yet dismissed by many Christian as inconsequential.

The Bible is replete with prophecies both fulfilled and yet to be fulfilled, all establishing the undeniable fact that there will be a Rapture of Christ’s Church and that the saints (believers) will return with our Lord in His glory at the end of the Tribulation. “Blessed and holy is he that hath part in the first resurrection: on such the second death hath no power, but they shall be priests of God and of Christ, and shall reign with him a thousand years.” Revelation 20:6.

Why is it so difficult for some to gain an understanding of the end times through prophecy? Because many Christians today refuse to study their Bibles at all, let alone Bible prophecy. They are completely reliant on their pastors, many of whom don’t believe in biblical prophecy. Therefore they parrot what they hear and neglect Bible prophecy altogether.

Paul the Apostle spoke of future events. Paul didn’t know when the events he taught about would occur anymore than we do today. But over the past two-thousand years we can see many prophetic signs that have been fulfilled, and this generation is witnessing the speedy culmination of prophetic signs exploding on the scene.

The Revelation of Jesus Christ, which God gave unto him, to shew unto his servants things which must shortly come to pass,” Revelation 1:1. This may very well be the verse that has tripped up generations of believers in the past. Just reading the English version of the above verse gives us the impression these things referred to here by Jesus would shortly (or soon) come to pass. By carefully analyzing the original language, we can more clearly understand this verse and what it actually is saying. It’s the English word “shortly” that’s the culprit. Translated from the Greek word tachos, its intent isn’t to infer something happening very soon, but is to show quickness or speed. Our English word tachometer is derived from this Greek word. Jesus is going to open the eyes of His servants who study His word to understand the signs of the end times, and when these signs begin to come about they will happen rapidly and speedily, precisely what we see happening today.

Jesus Christ will return soon for His Church and that’s something the enemy doesn’t want people to believe, let alone dwell on. Satan knows the Rapture will happen and if he can keep the focus of the Church on the worldly things which entrap God’s people and re-direct their thoughts and efforts, then Christians will spend much less time, if any at all, thinking about or promoting our Heavenly destination. Our enemy would like to see the Church become just another secular social club totally devoid of God’s truth, especially prophecy.

There are many alternative views floating around for Christians to choose from, many of which disparage Bible prophecy. Amillennialism, Preterism, Kingdom now, or Dominionism, it really is confusing and some of these views are difficult to understand. When we just allow others to influence us with their interpretations instead of searching the scriptures for ourselves, we may find ourselves following a view that is basically unscriptural.

Many believers put little, if any, reliance in the Rapture view even though Paul taught that Christ’s Church would be raptured before the Wrath of God was to come on this Christ-rejecting world.
Side Note:
Christians have been listening to false teachers who’ve exchanged God’s word for a lie for years. “For such are false apostles, deceitful workers, transforming themselves into the apostles of Christ.” 2 Corinthians 11:13. This manipulation of the saints by deceitful workers has moved Christians into a pattern of resorting back to worldly ideas and concepts. About 90% of all Christians no longer hold a Christian world view. They look, sound, and act just like the earth dwellers (non-believers) of this planet, opposed to true, born again believers, who are just sojourners here. That leaves only a remnant of Christians with a genuine Christian world view.
Prophecy is being fulfilled right in front of our eyes; signs are coming to pass. The end of all time is upon us. Secular scientists also speculate the end of planet earth will come, but not for another billion years or so. God says that event will be much sooner. n fact Bible prophecy tells us it’s at the door.

Still, one question remains. When we take God’s word seriously and truthfully where does that leave the unbeliever? The unbeliever is already condemned. So they will only be affected by the Rapture in an adverse way. When the “caught up” happens they will be left on planet earth scratching their heads in bewilderment at the instantaneous disappearance of millions. Will any of your family or friends be stuck in that mode of bewilderment?

God bless you all,
Ron Graham

Friday, February 20, 2009

2 stories......


Many years ago, Al Capone virtually owned all of Chicago...
He wasn't famous for anything heroic, but he was notorious for involving this city in everything
from bootlegging to booze and prostitution and gambling.
I'm sure we have all heard or seen all about him somewhere or other on the T.V.

Well, Capone had a lawyer nick named "easy Eddie". He was Capone's lawyer for a good reason.


In fact, Eddie's skill kept Capone out of gaol for many years.

To show his appreciation, Capone paid him very good money and special dividends.
Eddie and his family lived in a mansion complete with all the domestic help possible, this mansion was the size of an entire Chicago city block.

Eddie lived the high live and did not take too much notice of what went on around him.

He did have one soft spot though.....he had a son whom he loved dearly.
His son lacked for nothing, good clothes, cars,,education, nothing was held back, price was no object....he even tried to teach him right from wrong....Eddie wanted his son to be a better man than he was..........yet......

with all his wealth....there were two things Eddie could never pass on to his son.....

1) a good name...
2) a good example....

One day, easy Eddie reached a difficult decision, he wanted to rectify the wrongs he had done!

He decided he would go to the authorities, and tell the truth about "Al scar-face Capone"
clean up his tarnished name and offer his son some semblance of integrity.

To do this, he had to testify against the mob, and he knew that the cost would be great!

So, he testified!

Within a year, easy Eddie's life ended in a blaze of gunfire in a lonely Chicago street,.
But in his eyes, he had given his son the greatest gift he had to offer, at the greatest price he could ever pay.

The police removed from his pocket a rosary, a crucifix, a religious medal and a poem clip from a newspaper.


World war two produced many heroes. One such man was Lt Commander Butch O'Hare.
He was a fighter pilot,assigned to the air craft carrier "Lexington" in the south Pacific.

One day he was sent on a mission with his entire squadron, and after he was airborne he noticed someone had forgotten to top up his fuel. He realized he would not have enough to complete the mission and come back and his flight leader told him to return to the carrier. Reluctantly he broke formation and headed back to the fleet.

As he was returning he noticed a squadron of Japanese aircraft was speeding towards the US fleet. The fighters were gone and the fleet was defenceless!

He could not go back and he could not warn anyone!!!

There was only one thing he could do!
He must, somehow divert the enemy from the fleet.....

Not thinking about his own safety, he dove into the formation of Japanese fighters with all his guns blazing.

He wove in and out the formation doing as much damage as he possibly could.

Finally, the exasperated Japanese fighter planes left in another direction.

Deeply relieved, Butch and his tattered plane limped back to the carrier.

On his return he reported back to his superior and the film from the gun-camera mounted on
his plane told the tale. It showed the extend of Butch's daring attempt to protect his fleet.
He had in fact, destroyed five enemy planes.

This took place February 20th, 1942. and for that action Butch became the Navy's first Ace of WW2 and the first Naval Aviator to receive the Medal of Honour.

A year later, Butch was killed in aerial combat, aged 29.
His home town would not allow the memory of this WW2 hero to fade....and today O'HARE airport is named in his honour...

So what do these two stories have to do with each other?

Butch O'hare was easy Eddie's son!

Don't ever give up on your children....they watch....stand for the truth!

Tuesday, February 17, 2009


"Tomorrow morning...." the surgeon began, "I'll open your heart...."

"And you'll find Jesus there..." the little boy interrupted.
The surgeon looked up....annoyed.... " I'll cut your heart open..." he continued....
"To see how much damage has been done..."
"But when you open up my heart, you'll find Jesus in there..." said the boy.

The surgeon looked at the parents, who sat quietly.
"When I see how much damage has been done, I'll sew your heart and chest back up and I'll plan, what to do next.."
"But, you'll find Jesus in my heart, the Bible says He lives there, and the hymns all say He lives there, you'll find Him in my heart..."
The surgeon had had enough, "I'll tell you what I'll find there in your heart....I"ll find damaged muscle, low blood supply and weakened vessels.. and I'll find out if I can make you well!"

"And you'll find Jesus there too....He lives there...."

The surgeon left!

The surgeon sat in his office, recording his notes from the surgery....

"damaged aorta, damaged pulmonary vein, wide spread muscle degeneration, no hope for a transplant.....no hope for a cure.....
pain killers.... and bed rest.....prognosis?" He paused.......

"Death within a year!"

He stopped the recorder...........there was more to be said, but.... he looked up.....

"WHY....?" He asked, out loud! "Why did YOU do this?

you've put him here.....

with this pain, and You've cursed him with an early death....WHY?"

The Lord answered and said, " The boy, My lamb, was not meant for your flock for long!

He is part of My flock and will forever be.....

Here, in MY flock....he will feel no pain, and will be comforted as you can not imagine.
His parents will one day join him here, and they will know peace and my flock will grow!"

The surgeon's tears were hot, but his anger was hotter....

"You created that boy and his heart, he'll be dead in months.....why???"

The Lord answered, "He has done his duty, he was put their to retrieve another lost lamb.."

The surgeon wept, as he sat beside the boys bed, with the boy's parents.

The boy whispered, "Did you cut open my heart?"

"Yes" the surgeon answered.

"What did you find?" asked the boy.

"I found Jesus there..." said the surgeon.

God Bless..


Friday, February 13, 2009

I Had dream the other night......

I was dreaming that I was standing in a large crowd. There were lots of people there.
Most of them I did not know, some familiar faces were there and I was wondering what was going on.

When I started looking around I suddenly began to "know" what was happening.

A feeling of panic came over me, a feeling of, "What am I going to do?" I felt so helpless..

I saw someone walk forward and he was regal and royal looking, He looked at me, and I was flooded with peace.....beautiful peace.....but.....

I remember reading in the Bible a description of Jesus, and he looked very similar.

He stopped and came towards me and looked at me.... and I could see the love He had for me, shining from His eyes....
Every one who was there, was on their knees with head bowed, but He said,

" Rise up...I am the first and the last...."

He continued walking to the front of the crowd and turned around.

As I saw Him, I began to think of all the wonderful times I had spent with Him in my prayers and how I knew, I just knew he was there, with me, and joy flooded over me again and again.

When He was seated, the crowd began to move forward at a slow pace because there were so many. As they walked past me, I could see, some were actually crying.....some were saying, "Please Lord, give me one more chance...."

others said, "God, please have mercy on me..."

and yet others just kept repeating..."Oh please God.... please God....please God...."

But, as I stood and watched, it was obvious that time for pleading was over.

They had one fate...and it was frightening...petrifying!

I stood there, watching in horror, wanting so desperately to wake up, yet also wanting to see what was going to happen.

Time after time, I heard and listened, as they told their grant stories of all the marvelous earthly deeds they had done, and all the good works they had performed, all the people they had helped.

Some even bragged about the miracles they had done..."Lord, we performed miracles in your name.... we cast out demons in your name....."

But I knew that without the "blood of Christ to atone for their sins" their good deeds would never measure up, to what Christ had done on the cross.

As the time went on and on one after the other, they were led away, never to be seen again, and I noticed many of their loved ones who were watching, with tears of anguish, knowing there was nothing more they could do, as it was too late now!

Then, I saw someone I thought I recognised....

Oh, please God....it was my brother Keith.

He had so often defended the faith when he was a young teenager, on fire for the Lord....what had happened? Here he was, he slowly raised his head and looked at me......and I called out his name...."Keith....oh no....Keith....not you..."

He began to weep.......Oh how I wished I would wake up...out of this horrifying nightmare....

but as I stood there, I could hear the Lord begin His judgment on my brother.....

in shock and horror I fell to my knees and began to weep uncontrollably! I knew what was awaiting him and there was nothing more I could do for him, as far as I was concerned,

I was too late. As I wept, I remembered all the good times we had when we were young, the places we had been to and the secrets we had shared......

Keith was a good man. He had a heart of gold and would do almost anything for any one!

But without Christ....he was without hope!

As I looked up,with tears running down my face, I could hear the Lord remembering sin after sin,after sin, that my brother had committed, in his lifetime.

Helpless to change his fate, I cried until I could cry no more....and I woke up.

There and then, I prayed and begged the Lord that He would send someone whom my brother would listen to as he refused to listen to his own family...and that he would repent of his erring ways....
Please.....allow Jesus to walk in your life......


Thursday, February 12, 2009

Sillie Lizzie's Rock: Creation Museum - Video Story

Sillie Lizzie's Rock: Creation Museum - Video Story


Some ladies were having a discussion get-together and they were reading in the book of Malachi.

While reading in the third chapter, they came to a remarkable expression in the third verse,

It read " And he shall sit as a refiner and purifier of silver..."

One lady thought it was intended to explain the view of the

"Sanctifying influence of the grace of Christ"

But she thought about it and decided that she would visit a silver smith, just to find out exactly what it could mean, and she said, she'd report back at the next get-together.

She did as she had promised, but she did not tell the silver smith, "why" she was asking all the questions she was asking.

He was happy to explain anyway, as not many people show that much of an interest...

So, after starting the conversation, and questions she said, "But sir, do you "sit" while the work of the refining goes on?"

"Oh, yes, madam," he replied, "I must sit, with my eyes steadily fixed on the furnace, because,
if the time necessary for the refining is out by the slightest degree, if I leave it in there even 1 second longer than needed, the silver will be injured..."

When she heard that, she immediately realised the beauty and comfort of the expression:

"He shall sit, as a refiner and purifier of silver..."

Christ sees it as needful to put His children into a furnace, but His eye is steadily intent on the work of purifying and His wisdom and love are both engaged in the best life for them.

"Their trials do not come at random.... the very hairs on your head are numbered"

As she was leaving the shop, the silver smith called her back.

He told her that he also needed to mention that, he only knew that the process of purifying was complete..."when he could see his own image reflected in the silver"


When Christ shall see His own image in His children...His work of purifying will be done!

God Bless...


Wednesday, February 11, 2009


There are things that I love....and so dear to my heart

I just borrowed a long time ago.

Jesus only lets me use them to brighten my life...

So, remind me...remind me dear Lord.

Throw back the curtains, offend me now and then...

Show me where You brought me from, and where I could have been!

Remember I'm human and tend to forget....

So remind me..remind me dear Lord!

Nothing good have I done....to deserve God's own Son...

I'm not worthy of the scars on His hands.

Yet....He chose the way to calvary to die in my stead,

why He loves me...I can't understand!

Throw back the curtain, offend me now and then....

show me where You brought me from, and where I could have been.

Remember I'm human and tend to forget....

So, remind me...remind me dear Lord.


Monday, February 9, 2009

A prayer for the one who is left!


The trouble with life right now is that I seem to have things to occupy me....

but I am alone!

Sometimes I feel, nothing can make up for that!

LORD.....compel me to seek the meaning of my faith!

Make me realise that I have hope as well as memories....that YOU meant it,

when You said.. You would always be with me!

Make me realise that, as long as I am still here....

YOU have something for me to do....and

as I am doing it......give me the courage to go on!


1) Encourage your muscles to relax.....

2) Exercise all muscles all over the body from top to toe....

3) Reduce levels of serum cortisol...the stress hormone....

4) Boost your immune system responses....


So....keep your chin up and when it gets too heavy...God will send His angels to

hold it up for you!

The one who kneels to the Lord, can stand up to anything!

The shortest distance between a solution and a problem, is the distance

between your knees and the floor....

God Bless...


Saturday, February 7, 2009

"Oh, but I do a lot of good..."

I have heard a lot of people say, “I do a lot of good, I help people, I go out of my way to be kind, I pay my taxes…..I treat my wife or husband the way I should….

And they usually say that as a reason as to why they don't go to church, and why they don't believe in God, and why they don't need to trust in Jesus.

And all of the stuff they say they do is wonderful..but.....

If they are of the opinion that they do all this wonderful stuff, and they do the "right' thing by everybody, and they don't think they need the Bible and they don't believe it anyway....Where do they get these ideas from?

I mean the ideas that they are doing the right thing, that they are treating their families right...and that they live right.....where does the idea come from that they are doing a lot of good?

In whose opinion are they doing a lot of good!

They admit they don't believe in God....so it can't come from someone you don't believe in...so where does all this doing good...come from...whose idea is it?
Who started it?

If these people are honest, they have to admit that it has to have a beginning from somewhere!

I saw a nature show on the telly once, where a monkey had to cross a river....she was carrying a baby on her front belly and as she went into the river, the water got right up to her neck,you could actually see the little hands of her baby hanging on, but......the baby died....why????? Because the monkey did not have the sense to pull her baby up out of the water, not even just it's little head, it could not think like that. We do!
A human mum would not have let that happen!

So, going by all the many examples we see, humans do not come from monkeys, and evolution has stopped, so then we must have come from God.It's the only "other" answer! Then the Bible must be right too, as that is God's rule book, and the Bible says in Isaiah chapter 64:6 " For all of us have become like one who is unclean ( in the Bible unclean is having leprosy)and all of our righteous deeds are like filthy rags,garments,......did you see that? "


And that is why God sent His Son....so we could be washed in His shed blood, and bought with that shed blood...so we are "blood bought" Jesus owns us,
He died for us,
He paid with His life for us!
And those good deeds we do, we now do, because Jesus asks us to do them, so we do them for HIM and that way we are wearing garments that are "White as snow" the Bible says.

In the Old testament we read, in Psalm 103;12... "AS far as the east is from the west, so far has He removed our sins from us.... and....God forgets.....
We all know, the east and west never meet....they are named by mathematicians "infinity" never ending....ever and ever....that is how much GOD forgives, as long as we accept Jesus and do as he asks of us!

As human beings, we can never forget anything that has been done against us, we must and should forgive, but we never forget! But God can....because He is God!

As soon as Adam sinned, his guilt made him try and hide from God. And in reality, that is what an atheist/evolutionist tries to do in his mind.....hide from God.
He lives in denial of the existence of the ONE he has sinned against.

In truth, his denial makes him run from God, like a criminal runs from the law!


Thursday, February 5, 2009


If Jesus came to your house.....to spend a day or two.

If He came unexpected, I wonder what you'd do?

Oh, I know, you'd give your nicest room, to such an honoured guest.

I know the food you'd serve Him, would be the very best.

And you would keep assuring Him that you're glad to have Him there

that serving Him in your house...is joy beyond compare.

But, when you saw Him coming would you meet Him at the door with arms out
stretched in welcome...to your heavenly visitor?

Or would you have to change your clothes, before you let Him in, or hide some
magazines, and put the Bible where they'd been?

Would you turn off the radio and hope He hadn't heard, and wished you hadn't uttered that last and hasty word?

Would you hide your worldly music..and put some songbooks out?

Could you let Jesus walk right in....or would you rush about.

And I wonder....if the saviour spend a day or two with you...

would you go right on doing all the things you always do?

Would life continue as it does, from day to day?

Would you sing the songs you always sing, and read the books you read?

And let Him know the things on which your mind and spirit feed?

Would you take Jesus with you, everywhere you go?

Or...maybe would you change your plans for just a day or so?

Would you be glad to have Him meet your very closests friends?

Or hope that they would stay away, until His visit end?

Would you be glad to have Him stay forever, on and on?

Or would you sigh with great relief, when He at last had gone?

It might be interesting to know, the things that you might do....

If Jesus came in person, to spend some time with you!


Wednesday, February 4, 2009

Imagine yourself in a scorchingly hot desert!

You've been there for days and days.....

You have no water left, it's all gone, and you are desperately crying out for a drink!

Then....a man approaches you....holding a tall glass of water....

"Drink this..." he says, "And you will live!

"I believe it....!" you shout! You grab the glass....you admire the water....
and you die of thirst!

What went wrong?

You forgot to DRINK the water!

The same is true of Spiritual thirst!

Jesus tells us that He is the Living water.
You can look at Him....

You can admire Him...

You can even believe that He is the living water...

But....unless you receive Him, drink Him in.....

You will die in your sin!

John 7:37 & 4 ; 14...NIV

On the last and greatest day of the feast, Jesus stood and said in a loud voice, "If anyone is thirsty, let him come to Me and drink.

Whoever drinks the water I give, will never thirst.
Indeed the water I give him, will become in him a spring of water, welling up to eternal life!

Won't you answer the call?

Tuesday, February 3, 2009

It's not easy...to believe!

Did you know......that, if you sit quite still, and absolutely don't move.... and you hold your hand up, ready, as if someone is going to put something in it.... and if you sit like that long enough....something might actually happen, right there in your hand? Something might start to grow....you know....
You believe me?

You don't, do you!

When my children went to school, many years ago now already,they were shown a beautiful illustrated book, and they were even allowed to bring it home, to look at the pictures even more. And you know, it showed a tiny little horse, not much bigger then a wombat in height, and a normal full sized horse next to it, and underneath it was written: "The small horse evolved into a large horse over millions of years.

It also showed the same with a small tiger then a large really large tiger, with big teeth, and then the normal sized tiger, again it stated that the difference in size was due to evolution. And of course this also happened to the elephant. Beautiful illustrations they were, but......
would you call this evolution?
I wouldn't.

All I could see was a small animal then a larger animal exactly the same, just bigger, no change no anything different.

I always understood evolution to mean that if you had something, say a fish or a frog, that eventually it would change into something totally different, not a bigger frog or a smaller frog, that is still a frog, isn't it?

What did I miss?

How come we never see anything that is say, half a frog and half a bird? If all animals come from birds, or whatever they come from, one question I have is, why has the changing stopped and we don't see half somethings?
Say, if something takes millions of years to change from one something into a something else something, where is the something that started half a million years ago and should now be half way through it's changing?

You know what I mean?

But every time we see on the telly in nature shows,when they show us the fossils of ferns and star fish, that were preserved there in the rock fossils, millions of years ago.....they are still ferns and star fish..

(Have you anything in your hand yet?)

You know what I think? I think it is much harder to believe in evolution than it is to believe in God.

If I have a problem, I can honestly say that it is much easier for me to give it to my God, and He will handle it for me. And it works.

what do people have, who believe in evolution? They have to figure everything out for themselves, and what if they figure it out all wrong?

Oh, how's your hand going...anything there yet?

I think I would rather believe in God,and live according to His rules, and in the end go to live with Him, and, if I am wrong, and there is no God, like every one says, I did nothing wrong with the way I lived, and I then will only still go where every one else goes...I won't have lost anything....but.....if every one is wrong...
then I'll be worse off.

Oh, I forgot to tell you....you may have to wait a couple of million years.....